Protestos scream for the freedom of Nobel peace laureate Liu Xiaobo Thursday Dec. 9, 2010 outside te Chinese Embassy in Oslo, Norway. A day before the Nobel committee honors Liu, an imprisoned Chinese dissident with its peace prize, China ratched up the rhetoric calling the award "an interference" in its internal affairs. (AP Photo/John McConnico)

Photo by: JOHN MCCONNICO

Protestos scream for the freedom of Nobel peace laureate Liu Xiaobo Thursday Dec. 9, 2010 outside te Chinese Embassy in Oslo, Norway. A day before the Nobel committee honors Liu, an imprisoned Chinese dissident with its peace prize, China ratched up the rhetoric calling the award "an interference" in its internal affairs. (AP Photo/John McConnico)